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Yamaha CR-2040

AM/FM Stereo Receiver (1979-81)

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Yamaha CR-2040

Description

The CR-2040 has accurately matched performance specifications and controls which give an overall performance which fully measures up with Yamaha's high tuner, pre and power amplifier standards.

The basic concept behind the design of the audio section includes an extremely high output power rating at which both noise and distortion are extremely low.

A very wide dynamic range is achieved.

Using direct assessment of differential gain enables the tuner to combine high-sensitivity with razor sharp tuning selectivity and ultra-low distortion in the tuner section.

Specifications

Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 120 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 5Hz to 100kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.02%

Damping factor: 40

Input sensitivity: 0.1mV (MC), 2.5mV (MM), 120mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 86dB (MC), 95dB (MM), 100dB (line)

Output: 120mV (line)

Semiconductors: 14 x IC, 4 x FET, 102 x transistors, 31 x diodes, 9 x zener diodes

Dimensions: 580 x 167 x 407mm

Weight: 20.4kg

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Reviewed Apr 06th, 2017 by mjb1959

I bought this receiver in 1979, and still own it today, it sits idle now in storage awaiting a full restoration, but it is still working, it is an excellent piece of audio history, and is built with exceptional quality, so this era of Yamaha stands the test of time for the most part.

Only some LED's have gone out and one of the amp meters quit functioning, but were are talking a nearly 40 year old, heavily used receiver.

 

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re: CR-2040

Got one myself when I was 15 so 40 years ago. Its working fine had to replace some lamps but not more than that. I did play to much with the settings of the radio part so that still needs to be re-adjusted. I you could get one for a few bucks I will buy immediately!

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re: CR-2040

If you do get the chance to restore the CR-2040, will you attempt it yourself or take it to a repair technician?
Just curious as I have seem some at a garage sale or online, but they were in need of restoration or repair as they weren't in functional condition.
If you have had the restoration done I was hoping you could give me a ballpark figure.
Thanks.

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